Integrated General Medicine Service 

  • About the General Medicine Service

    The General Medicine Service is led by two consultant physicians, supported by other experienced doctors and nurses, a dietitian, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a psychotherapist.

    We see patients with a variety of chronic and complex conditions. We are trained in several types of complementary medicine and may integrate these with conventional treatment where appropriate.

    The service is primarily for treatment of established conditions rather than diagnosis, and relevant investigations such as blood tests, scans and procedures should have already been completed before referral.

  • What should I expect when I come to my appointment?

    The first appointment will last about 40 minutes. The doctor will take a detailed medical and dietary history, perform a physical examination and also order any necessary investigations.

    Follow-up appointments usually take about 20 minutes and are offered every 3-6 months.

  • What can we treat?

    • Recurrent infections, such as colds, sore throats, cystitis, thrush, chest infections and bacterial infections
    • Some persistent symptoms where tests have not revealed a serious underlying disorder
    • Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Digestive disorders, for example acid reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
    • Endocrine (glandular) disorders such as under-active thyroid
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Some types of heart disease, high blood pressure and palpitations (requiring no orthodox treatment)
    • Chronic headache such as migraine or tension-type headache
    • Side effects of prescribed medications
  • Your appointment

    If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP.

    Following your treatment, you will be referred back to your GP.

  • Professional education and training

    The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.
  • Access to homeopathic medications

    The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) no longer provides NHS-funded homeopathic medications for any patients as part of their routine care. This is in line with the funding policy of Camden Clinical Commissioning Groups, the local NHS body that plans and pays for healthcare services in this area.

    Should you choose you will be able to obtain these medicines from the RLHIM pharmacy with a private prescription from your doctor, while other homeopathic pharmacies may also be able to supply the medications. You can speak to your clinician or the RLHIM pharmacy at your next visit about this.

Dr Saul Berkovitz Integrated General Medicine Service

 Contact details

General medicine clinic
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: (not for referrals)